Stephen Bush is special correspondent at the New Statesman, where he writes their weekly politics column and their daily morning briefing. His first job in journalism was at the Telegraph, where he worked as Benedict Brogan’s editorial assistant. Before that, he worked for several years as a bookseller. He was hired by the New Statesman in 2014 to edit their rolling politics blog, the Staggers, and in 2015 was the first mainstream political journalist to call the Labour leadership race for Jeremy Corbyn. In 2017 he was named the PSA’s Journalist of the Year, and was shortlisted for Political Commentator of the Year by the Society of Editors. In addition, he is a columnist for the i and writes on cookery for the Guardian. In addition to cooking and reading, his hobbies include Doctor Who and being disappointed by Arsenal Football Club.